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Baruch

Bar

used to denote the means by which a door is bolted ( Nehemiah 3:3 ); a rock in the sea ( Jonah 2:6 ); the shore of the sea ( Job 38:10 ); strong fortifications and powerful impediments, etc. ( Isaiah 45:2 ; Amos 1:5 ); defences of a city ( 1 Kings 4:13 ). A bar for a door was of iron ( Isaiah 45:2 ), brass ( Psalms 107:16 ), or wood ( Nahum 3:13 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bar". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .